It is comprised of the prevention, diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases and hospital-based interventional procedures.

Conditions commonly seen include:

  • Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic headaches such as migraine or tension-type headache
  • Digestive disorders, for example, acid reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endocrine (glandular) disorders such as under-active thyroid
  • Recurrent infections, such as colds, sore throats, cystitis, thrush, chest infections and bacterial infections
  • Side effects of prescribed medications
  • Some persistent symptoms where tests have not revealed a serious underlying disorder
  • Some types of heart disease, high blood pressure and palpitations (requiring no orthodox treatment)
  • Type II diabetes

There are many specialities within the umbrella term general medicine, and at the last count, there were 30 specialities (including sub-specialities) available. These include but are not limited to cardiology, dermatology, immunology, neurology, and tropical medicine.

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